If you follow my blog, you may remember that my great-nephew and his mom came from Louisiana and spent a week at my house. I'm still missing my baby! For his first Valentine's Day, Stampin' Up! came out with Snuggles and Smooches, a new photopolymer set. How did they know that my favorite thing to do with my boy is to give him snuggles and smooches? I knew this set would be used for his Valentine!
I love this free standing pop up card; it really packs a WOW! The only concern with this type of card is hoping the recipient isn't too challenged when trying to figure out how to open it!
I created a panel for the back side that includes the message and my signature - and a few extra x's and o's!
I heat embossed all of the images on this card to provide some shine and texture to the project.
Because the main sentiment is literally, over the top, I made a lined envelope for a perfect fit.The Stacked with Love DSP Stack has been the number 1 seller in the Occasions catalog. It's not only perfect for Valentines, check it out on page 5 in the caddy and you'll see that one side of the paper is all black and white! Not your color choice? You can dress up most of the designs to compliment your project. See a previous post on how to color DSP. For only $6.95, this paper stack is a must have!
TIP: Emboss with Classic Ink! Although SU! sells many colors of embossing powders, Real Red isn't one of them. To emboss with Classic Ink, your ink pad needs to be very juicy. Have your clear embossing powder at the ready, stamp your image, cover with embossing powder (don't forget to use your embossing buddy!) and use your heat tool to set the image. Versamark has more 'staying power' and you don't have to be as quick to apply the embossing powder and heat, but Classic Ink does work!
TIP: When re-inking my stamp pads, I apply ink to much of the pad surface and then use the back of a plastic spoon to evenly work the ink into the pad. I've seen people use popsicle sticks or even their bone folders, but do note that the ink will stain. I can usually wipe my spoon clean and set it aside for the next reinking project.
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I spent time this morning playing with a new photo editing tool. I'd love to hear what you think about today's project photo. Please leave a comment below!
You will find a list of supplies used in this project below. To purchase, click on the photo and you will link directly to my 24/7 online store. Don't forget, with each $50 purchase, you can choose 1 item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!
Thanks for stopping and until next time, take gentle care,
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